Linking Words for Essays: How to Link Those Paragraphs

Linking words help you to connect ideas and sentences when you speak or write English...


Using linking or transition words that signpost your arguments can help to clarify your views and show the reader what to expect from certain paragraphs or sentences. These words give structure to the whole, helping you to organise your ideas and assist the reader in understanding them.

Below is a handy list of words that are both useful and appropriate to academic language:

Other linking words to give an example or an illustration:

  • In  this  case,  
  • In  another  case
  • Take  the  case  of
  • To  illustrate
  • As  an
  • Illustration
  • To  take  another  example
  • Namely
  • That  is
  • As  shown  by
  • As  illustrated  by
  • As expressed by
  • ...



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